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Re Hingis As I posted earlier, Hingis had her first serious foot injury in 1998. Note the date. As for cocaine, it's performance enjoying, rather than performance enhancing. As for her trying to hit it out with the hitters after that date, it's possible. My tennis viewing was very restricted around that time. But given the fact that movement was an extremely important part of her game, and that from 1998 on it was restricted, however slightly, trying to hit the ball harder would be an alternative. I saw several of Caro's matches when she was 15 and 16, and weight of shot wasn't exactly her strength. I saw very few of her matches after she turned 17 and disappeared to the ITF and pro tours. She only turned up on my radar when she started going deep into tournaments and showing up on TV. I shall now check out the new comments section. The LiveFyre has been active elsewhere, and I agree it's a pain.
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Hingis' 1st serious food injury was in 1998, and she sued Sergio Tacchini for producing faulty footwear. The suit was dismissed in a New York curt because of a similar suit in Milano, where Tacchini is headquartered. Dunno the result of that, but Tacchini suffered serious difficulties as a result, and don't produce footwear any more.
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tina I put in some food talk :))
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After the age of 18 is when Hingis started getting horrible injuries, like to her heel. Hingis-Davenport is 11-14 in Davenport's favour, not exactly domination. Hingis was 5-4 against Capriati. Hingis was 6-7 against Serena and 11-10 against Venus. Try again :))
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Don't forget how many slams Hingis won. She wasn't so overpowered.
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"Caro and TJ should have no problems communicating" They don't. They speak Scandinavian to eash other. It's not that difficult, just keep the words to the ones that are common to both, and, especially for Danes, try and pronounce them as Swedish. Danish pronunciation is horrible for Swedes and Norwegians :) Words that are common to all Scandinavian languages are usually pronounced unintelligibly in Danish. But Caro grew up in East Denmark, and is used to Swedish, so Thomas speaks Swedish to her. Anyway, the tennis terms are always in English.
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Local cuisine is so underrated. There is terrific British food (a sore spot for me). Well made roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and 2 veggies is absolute heaven. The black pudding and Cumberland sausage you can buy in Keswick is absolute heaven. Proper kielbasa is absolutely amazing. As is well made Polish cabbage. Danish frikadeller I recommend highly. As Swedish kötbullar. I'd die for a good steak and kidney pie right now. Go for it.
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Zenggi I just tweeted a picture of my lunch. Small fish turned in flour and fried in olive oil, tomatoes, a slab of feta with oregano and chips/fries. If you're eating alone, it's best to order meze. Otherwise, it's just too much. If you're more than one, order like you would a la carte in a Chinese restaurant, each single dish is easily enough for two. Best if you're four, then each orders one dish, and you all share. And please don't order moussaka or souflaki. Try the small fish, skordaliá (potatoes mashed with garlic and wine vinegar or lemon juice, I use lemon juice), the different bean dishes, sousoukákia, or anything else than the usual. Why travel thousands of miles to eat the same thing you can eat at home?
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"I'm not on Twitter but I searched for your account and saw your pictures. :)" Smart way to do it without getting your hands "dirty" :))
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kemot Same to you.
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zenggi Are you on twitter now?
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Oh, yes, the shrub is the same. Mastic and Arabic gum are the same.
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Zenggi Mastic is used in chewing gum and as a spice throughout the Mediterranean area, much used in the Arab world. Mastic is the main source of income on Chios, with a bit of tourism, mostly Greek. On Lesvos, it's tourism, still mostly Greek with some Scandinavian, and Ouzo. Plomari ouzo is famous throughout Greece. The Greek economy is so varied from area to area, island to island.
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Daniela-Pavs 1st round match. Yikes.
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kemot, Interesting. Even in juniors, I'd go nuts over Caro's looping forehands. But maybe you're right and I didn't notice. I've heard others say the same thing.
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Heather Watson gets Li in the 1st round. Difficult, but not impossible. Caro drew Begu. That shouldn't be a problem.
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Jo Durie thought that Domi was surprised by the pace Caro was putting on the ball. And that Caro hit the ball harder when she started on the tour, but that, when she found out she could win with defense, she stopped. Never noticed that personally.
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Zanggi, the fire on Chios is under control now that the wind has died down. But the effect on the mainstay of the Chios, the production of Mastic gum is unknown. A large number of mastic shrubs have been lost.
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Ugh. Twitter misbehaving right now. At least for me.
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As we've seen before, Caro started hitting her forehand more off her front foot after the injury, which meant more pace and depth. I really hope it's not serious. She's playing confidence-building good tennis right now.
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Morning Zenggi and Kubot. Yes, 20 in a row for Caro. :big smile:
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Caro-Domi match totals winners/UE 14-7, 15-24.
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Caro-Domi 1st set winners/ue 8-2, 11-11.
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Actually, Thomas J would have a good situation with Caro. He could take care of his Stockholm Open responsibilities, famiy holidays etc. Piotr's still there. Jo notices that Caro has more pace on the ball today. Must be Thomas J's presence.
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Caro-Domi recorded on Eurosport Player. Yay. Chris & Jo commentating. Finally, I may get some stats.
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